This section contains the information required to use the ELIPS interface between and ISPF/PDF. ELIPS (Extended Librarian Interactive Productivity Services) is an ISPF/PDF application that provides complete access and update capabilities to the online user. ELIPS lets you edit, browse, rename, copy, print, view, or delete members, as well as change member control and history information, easily and immediately.
This section contains the information required to use the ELIPS interface between
CA Librarianand ISPF/PDF. ELIPS (Extended Librarian Interactive Productivity Services) is an ISPF/PDF application that provides complete
CA Librarianaccess and update capabilities to the online user. ELIPS lets you edit, browse, rename, copy, print, view, or delete
CA Librarianmembers, as well as change member control and history information, easily and immediately.
The following documentation updates have been in the second edition of this documentation:
- RENAME Function (R) -- Change a Library Member Name -- Clarified that a new member name must must not contain spaces, slashes, parentheses, or commas.
- Rules and Restrictions for Move or Copy Operations -- Added notes acknowledging possible limitations when ISPF services are invoked for a TO data set that is a PDS.
What ELIPS Does
ELIPS provides the ability to BROWSE (B), COPY (C), PRINT (P), EDIT (E), RENAME (R), DELETE (D), VIEW (V), change member control information (I) for an
CA Librarianmember, select an archive level from a list (A), and validate JCL using the JCLVAL (J) option. These functions are available on the ELIPS main entry panel and selection lists. Multiple functions are available on the selection lists. The LONG selection list can be specially tailored for your installation.
ELIPS immediately updates a member whenever the SAVE or END command is issued and data has been changed, unless you are in VIEW (V) mode; then even if the data has been changed, it does
notupdate the member. In case of abnormal interruption, ELIPS fully supports automatic EDIT recovery.
ELIPS has a complete on-line tutorial which can be displayed by entering
HELPon the command line. Information on individual functions can be accessed by paging through the on-line tutorial. To exit the HELP facility, enter
The JCLVAL (J) option is an additional, extra-cost option.
Library Naming Conventions
The conventional name of the
CA Librarianlibrary consists of two portions, the high-order portion having only one field, either that of the user-prefix qualifier, or that of the installation default name, and the low-order portion having one or more fields.
CA Librarianlibrary name that adheres to these conventions in the PROJECT/GROUP/TYPE fields of the ELIPS Main Entry Panel. If your
CA Librarianlibrary name does not adhere to these conventions, you must specify it in the OTHER LIBRARIAN DSNAME field of that panel.
ELIPS User Exits
ELIPS exits are installation defined and written routines which are given control at certain points in ELIPS processing. The exit can validate and modify certain information, and also tell ELIPS to discontinue processing. The exit routines are defined during installation of ELIPS.
For more information on the exits, see the "System Services" section.